Ok. I know I’ve already talked about this twice. I can’t help myself though, I’m addicted. You know what I’m talking about. The Chocomania line from the Body Shop.
It bears repeating. This. Stuff. Is. Amazing. I love it. I want to eat it, sleep in it, bathe in it. It smells so good. It may be my favourite product scent of all time… and that’s saying a lot because I am a yummy scent junkie. Oh yeah, and it works well too.
Have you tasted tried anything from this line yet?
I like cream eye shadows. A quick slick, and you’re done. I’m not very good at doing eye shadow (although I’m getting much better), so I like anything easy.
I purchased a Maybelline Colour Tattoo a while ago and I do believe I’ve worn it every day since. Dare I say I like it more than my M.A.C. paint pot? I do. The formula is just a bit creamier and easier to work with.
I have the shade Bad to the Bronze and I lurve it. It’s so easy to apply. I use a cream shadow brush or even just a finger if I’m running late as usual. The colour is great because it goes well with all kinds of different blush and lip shades.
Your make up is only as good as the tools you apply it with. That’s an expression right? I’m pretty sure someone important said it. Marilyn Monroe, or Ghandi, or someone. I’m positive.
Anyway, I don’t actually believe that, but not all brushes are created equal. For ages I used the Quo Brushes, which can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart. They are not cheap, and they are not nice. The bristles are kind of prickly and they don’t hold their shape well.
For some time now, the beauty world has been abuzz about Real Techniques Brushes. They weren’t available in Canada for the longest time. Then one happy day I found them at London Drugs! They’re an absolute steal at about $20 for a kit of three or four. I grabbed the Travel Essentials Kit and a fluffy blush brush. Sold. These brushes are fantastic. Soft, easy to clean, and they hold their shape really well. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get yourself some great tools!
For years I never bothered to paint my nails. It just seemed like such a hassle. Now, for some reason, I do it about once a week.
My favourites nail polishes are from Essie for the simple reason that they last the longest. They can be a bit hard to work with; it’s hard to achieve the same opacity on each nail, but it’s worth it to persevere.
I have a lot of lipsticks, balms, glosses, stains, etc. It all started with Lip Smackers when I was a teenager and 100 20 some odd years later the addiction continues.
Lately I’ve been loving Revlon. I’ve tried a lot of different brands, high end and drugstore lines, of lip products and I have to say that Revlon kills it. I’ve yet to buy a Revlon lip product that I don’t like.
I have two lip butters, in the shades Sugar Plum and Wild Watermelon. I love both but reach for Sugar Plum more often because it’s an easy, goes-with-everything shade.
I have one Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade Lovesick. This is a lot pinker than I thought it would be, it’s pretty bold, but I still use it fairly often. The formula of these is really cool. They go on like a balm but, as the glossiness fades, you’re left with a long lasting stain. Neato.
I have one Revlon lipstick. The formula is called Super Lustrous and the shade is Fire and Ice. It’s an orangey red and I love it as a statement lip with just mascara and light blush.
Left to right: Sugar Plum, Wild Watermelon, Lovesick, Fire and Ice.